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    DVD/CDROM Drive problem

    I'm using an HP workstation running 64-bit Win 10, using a GUBON DVDRAM drive. No problems for 5 months.

    This morning, the drive (usually shown as E:\) is missing from file explorer. I opened Disk Manager, which shows the drive (as CD-ROM). Clicking on "properties" reveals the message "device working properly:.

    I tried uninstalling the device and re-booting.

    Again, the drive appears in the manager, but not in file explorer (either empty of with disc inserted).

    Any ideas?

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    MS article for W8:https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/314060

    Sometimes a HDD does not get a drive letter. Does it have one in diskmanager? If not you can assign one from there.

    If that scenario does not play out You might try uninstalling from device manager and rebooting.

    David

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    Try the solutions in wavy's link.

    If you replace the drive does the new one work? Or this drive fail in another PC?
    Last edited by Fascist Nation; 2015-12-08 at 20:28.

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    It could be something as simple as a corrupt registry entry. Try this

    http://www.microcentertech.com/tech_...OW5004003B.htm

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    and *1 for Calimanco
    David

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    It could be something as simple as a corrupt registry entry.
    Agree, but this (common) problem will usually give a "driver not installed" error in Properties.

    Zig

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